August 1, 2013 |
The Veronique and Gregory Peck estate has come on the market in Holmby Hills for $24.995 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1932 house sits at the end of a long driveway and features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,000 square feet of living space. The updated kitchen, with a separate service kitchen, has French doors that open to the grounds and swimming pool. Peck, who died in 2003 at 87, won an acting Oscar for his starring role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962)
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June 20, 2013 |
As paramedics arrived at Michael Jackson's rented Holmby Hills mansion, the pop singer's personal chef testified that the performer's bodyguard immediately asked her if she signed a confidentiality agreement. Kai Chase told a Los Angeles jury Wedneday that she and the other house staff were told to leave Jackson's Holmby Hills estate by bodyguard Alberto Alvarez, who she said then asked her to sign a piece of paper after learning she hadn't signed a confidentiality agreement. The paper had no letterhead or other signature, Chase testified, but had a paragraph written on it. Chase said she read the text but could not recall its contents.
May 17, 2013 |
The Hammer Museum exhibition opening May 25, "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," redresses what curators consider a major omission in the history of Los Angeles Modernism. Jones, they argue, had as much, if not more, influence on Southern California architecture before his death in 1979 than many contemporaries who have since become icons of the era. Curators say Jones, who collaborated for much of his career with Frederick Emmons and lectured at USC for nearly three decades, has gone mostly unrecognized beyond his reputation for designing opulent houses for the wealthy, such as Sunnylands, the Walter Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage and Gary Cooper's stunning home in Holmby Hills.
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April 30, 2013 |
The Los Angeles paramedic who answered the emergency call to the Holmby Hills mansion where Michael Jackson lived said that the condition of the singer resembled that of a cancer patient who had come home to die. Richard Senneff testified Tuesday that Jackson's body was pale and so underweight his ribs were showing. “To me, he looked like someone who was at the end stage of a long disease process,” said Senneff, the lead-off witness in a wrongful death suit against concert promoter and entertainment giant AEG. FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial The paramedic told jurors he noticed oxygen tanks, an IV pole and an IV bag in the room, along with Dr. Conrad Murray, who he said told him that he was a cardiologist.
February 20, 2013 |
Word is out that financier Gary Winnick is quietly floating his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $225 million. Although anyone can ask any amount for a property, the 8.4-acre trophy property is for sale at the right price, said a person familiar with Winnick's real estate dealings. Winnick, the founder and chief executive of the investment firm Pacific Capital Group, had no comment. Winnick, who founded and later sold Global Crossing, bought the Bellagio Road mansion in 2000 from Dole Food Co. owner David Murdock.
February 2, 2013 |
Everyone needs a hobby. Actor Jeremy Renner has put his latest house remodeling project on the market in Holmby Hills at $24.95 million. The Roaring '20s Art Deco-style mansion includes a wine cellar, a theater, five fireplaces, six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 10,005 square feet of living space. The two-acre property features gates, a cobblestone driveway and a swimming pool with spa. Renner, 42, was nominated for Oscars for his work in "The Hurt Locker" (2008) and "The Town" (2010)